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Boutique makes off with brides' deposits

Brides-to-be have been left without dresses and out of pocket.

An Auckland boutique has liquidated, leaving Kiwi brides out of pocket - and without their wedding dresses.

NZ's top pie maker lifts the lid

In the kitchen with Patrick Lam

"Everybody can a make pie, but to make a good pie is very hard."

The blind cat's feline guide

Murdock, the tabby blind kitten, with Mabel, who has been acting as Murdock's eyes. Both cats were abandoned and rescued ...

Murdock and Mabel: the kittens who look out for each other.

Sassier, younger, sexier video

Luxury name brands dot the footwear floor, with offerings from Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin not seen before in ...

Customers give their verdicts on Wellington's new David Jones department store.

Can't afford it. Period. video

Some women are too embarrassed to go to school when they have their period.

Young women are resorting to using makeshift pads because they can't afford sanitary products.

No more unfinished projects video

Engineer Matt Keen salvaged a boat and has refurbished it and turned it into a party boat decked out with a spa and ...

He pulled a dumped boat out of the river, turned it into a spa, and now he's a Speight's Unfinished Projects winner.

New Zealand's best bacon

Best bacon makers in New Zealand Chanelle and Shaun Neustroski with baby Caitlyn.

 Fry it flat and get those eggs in too, says the man behind the best shoulder bacon in the country.

He owns a house at 21 video

Llewelyn Griffiths, 21, has just bought a house in the Wellington suburb of Northland.

Lifetime of saving, and a diet of lettuce and mayo sandwiches, pays off for Llewelyn Griffiths.

Beauty treats & freebies at David Jones

David Jones shoppers can get facial treatments in store.

If you need your brows done, your skin sorted, or your wardrobe personally styled, here's your spot.

So many avocados - try the cheesecake

Miley Cyrus models another popular way of making use of an avocado.

Reasons to eat avocados keep piling up, so it's lucky this season's crop is a record.

Baby 'walks' out of womb

The baby boy appeared to be "walking" out of his mother's womb in this gentle caesarean.

Amazing footage of a 'gentle caesarean' where baby is "walking" out of mum's womb.

'It's like having two wives' gallery video

The L-29 jet for sale on the internet. Pictured, standing right, is owner Rob Young.

Rob Young wants to sell his L-29 jet aircraft - but then again he wants a boat and a wife.

Ice bucket funded breakthrough

Owen Barwood, president of Penrose Rotary Club, raises $300 towards the cause.

If you dumped icy water over your head during the ice bucket challenge, rest assured your efforts were worth it.

Givealittle to start charging fees

A campaign to buy Awaroa Inlet beach in the Abel Tasman raised $2.28m. If Givealittle began charging prior to that ...

Givealittle will take a 5 per cent cut of all funds raised from September 1.

Avocados are back

It's hard to beat avocados on toast, but Nadia Lim's recipe is certainly a souped up version

The dark days are over and the price of avocadoes are finally coming down. 

Rural vets pen new book

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

Two Marlborough vets who have worked together for 40 years have written their second book.

How to bring the sexy back

Contrary to popular belief, desire can be maintained in long-term relationships.

Contrary to popular belief, desire can be maintained in long-term relationships - with this simple step.

Auckland's best bakeries

Auckland is blessed with its bakeries.

Everyone loves a bakery stacked with treats, so here's out list of Auckland's best.

Controversial doco set to debut video

Taryn Brumfitt says she lives a life of balance that includes lifting weights, running and the occasional doughnut.

Who is Taryn Brumfitt and what does she stand for?

A whole town for just $1

The deceased estate, to be sold in three side-by-side auctions, offers eight shops and a three-bedroom house.

With a no-reserve auction set for this weekend, the small Australian town could be the sale of the century.

A new way to cure cramps?

Can spicy concoctions help prevent muscle cramps?

Forget bananas or electrolyte drinks - it's time to break out the spices.

Inside the DJs gift bag

Tea, skincare minis, a candle and a cardholder featured in the David Jones opening night gift bag.

Skincare, a scented candle and a gift card. Not bad at all, David Jones.

Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Bringing in the bees

A honeybee heading for Magnolia 'Plum Pudding' to search for pollen.

What's the buzz - trees for bees.

Kim K shares sweet Saint pic

That face! Little Saint is one heck of a cutie.

Even the haters have to admit it: Kim and Kayne's kids are adorable.

Feeling down? Have a basket

Queenstown's Tam Schurmann creating Baskets of Blessings after her mother died from cancer.

A gift given while her mother was suffering from brain cancer inspired a Queenstown woman to pay the love forward.

Sitting too long 'deadly'

Many office workers, especially commuters, find it hard to avoid long periods sitting.

Office workers are told they must exercise for an hour a day to combat the risk of modern working life.

Why celebs hide behind 'empowerment'

Blake Lively found working with Woody Allen 'empowering'.

With celebs from Kim K to Blake Lively throwing around the term, has it lost its real meaning?

Loch Ness monster down under

Nessie is evolving throughout the seasons.

The legend of the Loch Ness monster dates back to the 6th century when Irish monk St Columba supposedly banished a 'water beast' to the depths of the River Ness.

Gwyneth admits vaginal steaming is 'insane' video

Gwyneth Paltrow says she loves being a guinea pig for new beauty treatments.

But the controversial Goop founder is still hooked on the outlandish beauty treatment.

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